September, 2011

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Why You Need to Game Your Supporters


This is a guest post by Jesse Noyes. He’s a Corporate Reporter at Eloqua. Maybe you just won a prestigious award and issued a press release.

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7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mindmap by Jane Genovese. Then there’s the whole other world of organizational content that you need to consume or create to get stuff done!

Facebook users no longer have to “like” your Page (and what that means)?


Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. So you’re freaking out. Listen.

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11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

However, do to word count constraints the content below is not in its full entirety. Just a FYI. 11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager.

Facebook nuked the “like” button, now what?

John Haydon

Up until Tuesday the only people that could comment on or like content on a Facebook page were fans of that Page. So you’re freaking out. Listen.

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Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World


Our book is out!!  Humanize is a practical guide for realizing the true potential of social media—not for marketing, but for leadership. Featured

10 Recent Upgrades to Facebook Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

And though some individual users are upset over the changes, most of the them are good news for nonprofits. Facebook Places Pages. Facebook

How to activate Facebook’s new Subscribe Button (and what it means)

John Haydon

This all changed last Wednesday when Facebook released a new feature on Facebook profiles called the “Subscribe Button&#. 

DIY Nonprofit Technology: 5 Tips For Increasing Engagement on Facebook


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the September 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. By Beth Kanter, Beth's Blog. You can see the checklist here.


Gaming for Good, Joel Bartlett and the Super Chick Sisters


Have you ever thought about creating a game or using game mechanics as part of your online strategy? We talked games, games, games.

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Curiosity-Driven, Not Data-Driven

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When properly used, it can lead to sound and well-informed decisions. He suggests a new term, “data informed.&#.

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ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Robert F. Ashcraft, Ph.D. Executive Director. ASU Lodestar Center. Welcome to Research Friday ! Do you know how effective you are? Better!

Newly Released With “Look Inside!” Functionality! Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is now fully released to the public in both print and digital format. 9/29: New York, NY.

Netflix: Blowing It, or Being Human?


I am guessing most of you have heard that Netflix has been making some changes. This made a lot of people unhappy. So is Netflix blowing it?

Study: Using 3rd Party Apps Decreases Facebook Engagement by 70%


Facebook’s algorithm has always been tricky for marketers to figure out. Yikes! Social Networking Trends Web 2.0

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Shameless Ask, Looking for SXSW 2012 Nonprofit Votes!


SXSW 2012 session voting is nearing the end. We’ve got until Friday Sept 9th (right, tomorrow). That mean’s is WE NEED YOUR VOTES !

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Facebook Changes for Organization Pages: Focus On Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Lululemon. When I create training, I always take a  ”principles” approach. Focus on Engagement That Leads To Action.

7 ways Facebook’s Subscribe Button can be a nonprofit game-changer

John Haydon

But now with the Subscribe Button , Facebook users can opt-in to their public updates without being her friend. 1. Quantity and quality. 3.

Free Mini-Webinar on October 27! Mobile Social Networking for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, October 27. Time: 1-1:30pm EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. More will be coming in 2012.

How data visualization brings numbers to life


Now he explores stats in a way he has never done before – using augmented reality animation. This is so cool.

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What the Facebook Subscribe Feature Means to Nonprofit News Sharing


Most organizations have a branded page that Facebook users can like. When they like your organization's page your updates appear in their news stream.

3 Proven Ways to Wow Your Fundraisers and Keep Them Coming Back for More


Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. The math is simple.

Measuring the Return on Relationships

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Measuring the Return on Relationships by Claire Diaz Ortiz (nee Williams). Measuring the ROI of a fundraising campaign is equally simple. Understood.

Personalizing the Online Fundraising Experience


By Kari Ann Kiel, Event Marketing Consultant, DoJiggy. First and foremost, they need to be asked! This helps sets one fundraiser apart from another.

Saving the California Condor: A Collective Impact Story

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Stephanie La Loggia, M.A. Manager of Knowledge Resources. ASU Lodestar Center. And then, they vanished. Except one: The California Condor.

Making the Book Truly Accessible for All Students

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Schools are back in session, and with them millions of American children who struggle daily to learn using traditional printed books. Having learning disabilities or various learning differences, they need alternative reading environments that rely on their strengths rather than on their weaknesses. In September 2007, the U.S. There are some 7.5

Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

I’m back from Dreamforce 2011 , trying to process everything I saw and learned. surprised myself at how quickly I picked up the concepts. Maybe.

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What Internet Topics are Nonprofits Most Interested In?


The internet has been around for a long time now (sort of). Back in the early 1960s is when things really started to take shape. Email communication.

That Was A Spectacular Failure!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

On Monday,  I attended Compasspoint’s Nonprofit Day 2011. This leads to deeper insights and improvements of what you’re doing. There are [.]

How make people trust your nonprofit

John Haydon

You could look at this pyramid in two ways:  What people require to eventually donate or volunteer. What you can do to gain their trust.

Reflections of a Nonprofit Heart

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Laura L. Bush, Ph.D. Manager of Curriculum. Design & Innovation, ASU Lodestar Center. And I did. Life’s not fair,” my mother would say.

It’s time to humanize business


Have a look at this great slide deck from Lee Bryant that I just discovered today (full accompanying narrative is here ). New forms of Leadership.

Three Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Diversify Their Brand Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the weeks after Google+ launched I saw a number of blog posts and articles about how brands should drop Facebook and Twitter, and migrate their communities over to Google+. That said, the idea brings up a very important point. Young, tech-savvy millenials text often and increasing prefer social networks and using tablets. Nor does Twitter.

Five Fundraising Tips for Grassroots Organiztions


By Aidan Hijleh, Nonprofit Partnership Liaison, Benchmark Email. Whether your grassroots organization relies on social networks or thrives on face to face (F2F) contact, these five basic tips will help you achieve your fundraising goals more successfully. Determine your "pricing" strategy. Motivate via incentives. Conduct a survey.